Introduction to DBT:
Philosophy & Fundamentals
Professional Workshop Details
Facilitator: Clerissa Cooper, LPC
Dates: Friday, February 28, 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Location: Druid Pointe Office Building in Brookhaven, 2751 Buford Hwy NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30324
Check-In: 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Presentation: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Lunch on Your Own: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Fees: Early Registration - $155
Regular Registration - $170
This workshop provides an understanding of the fundamental philosophy and communication strategies of DBT. Workshop attendees will learn the modes of comprehensive DBT, underlying assumptions and dialectical philosophy, the biosocial model of pervasive emotional dysregulation, communication strategies, and applications of DBT skills modules.
Participants will be able to:
Identify the 5 modes of comprehensive DBT and their functions.
Understand the theoretical assumptions and dialectical philosophy as they apply to clients, therapists’, and the treatment modality.
Explain the biosocial model of BPD/pervasive emotion dysregulation.
Describe the goals of the DBT skills modules (i.e., mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance).
Learn and practice stylistic communication strategies (i.e., reciprocal/validation and irreverent) and dialectical strategies.
Continuing Education Hours
6 Core Hours for Professional Counselors (approved by LPCAGA)
6 Related Hours for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists
Friday, February 28, 2020 (Early Registration ends February 7th)
Saturday, May 2, 2020 (Early Registration ends April 11th)